Top 10 Hardest Mario & Luigi Bosses


The Top Ten

1 Cackletta Soul

While the boss is hard it wasn't unfair like everyone says - Pikachu7586

Reason why final bosses like cackletta soul and dreamy bowser make the list is because their battles are extended. They force you to attack their appendages and other such targets. So when you fight the boss it is longer then it is hard. You technically have infinite mushrooms and healing beforehand. It simply becomes a matter when the boss dies, not if. Trust me, whenever I fight a one of these bosses I pray that they will be hard. I WANT MY ASS TO BE KICKED GOD DAMN IT.
So unless you're either impatient and underleveled, or just less than 8 years old these guys aren't that tough.


In the original games, this boss is very likely to go first, meaning that there's a chance of losing immediately.

The remake makes this boss even harder due to two changes:
1) Her arms become elemental, meaning that Fire and Thunder Bros. (and their stronger counterparts) can heal her arms if your attack targets the wrong arm.
2) There was an attack she uses in the original that requires you to knock back energy orbs, damaging her. In the remake, this attack doesn't reflect, so no loads of damage to the boss when this move is used. The remake also gave the bestiary better stats, somher attacks hits harder.

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2 Dreamy Bowser

This stage is so damn hard as a final boss is supposed to be.

It was one an incredibly tough boss fight. I didn't vote Cackletta Soul because it was hard because it was cheap. This one isn't cheap-it's just really hard! - Garythesnail

This game had tons of difficult bosses, but this one was the hardest. I mean come on nintendo...

Not if you use Miracle Gold - xandermartin98

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3 Princess Shroob / Elder Princess Shroob

I know, right?! Nonetheless, M&L: PIT is the best Mario & Luigi game ever.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is top 1 on best Mario & Luigi games, with Superstar Saga being top 2, Bowser's Inside Story being top 3 & Dream Team being top 4.

Nah Bowser's Inside Story is easily the best of the series. But still Elder Princess Shroob is one of the hardest bosses in the series - Pikachu7586

To tough

I don't even get how people prefer M&L: BIS and M&L: DT over M&L: SS and M&L: PIT.

4 Zee Keeper

His attacks are REALLY strong, and hard to dodge. You're either lucky or skilled if you can dodge all (or at least most) of his attacks in the dimensional rift.

The rift was way to easy

5 Memory ML

Yeah right. seriously megasparklegoomba in paper Mario sticker star is harder than those two wimps

6 Dark Star X

That guy sucked to beat with him having like nine fakes instead of six

7 Dark Fawful

Really? I found him rather easy. Compared to Ice Midbus, of course. - Garythesnail

8 Elder Shrooboid

The 4 turns till game over and spikey head screwed me over way too many times you need more then 4 turns

9 Queen Bean
10 Big Massif

The Contenders

11 Antasma X

The original Antasma was arguably my favorite fight in the game, and it certainly delivered on difficulty, but Antasma X was NIGHTMARISH. You get only 14 turns to defeat him-and if he sends you to the nightmare world, you lose one. You'll need to use as many Luiginary attacks as possible if you even want a chance of taking him down. - Garythesnail

This is the only boss I can't beat

Antasma X as number 10. Probably because not many people went up against the bastard. Just look. The game intentionally heals you 30 Hp per turn and gives you the chance to gain 50 more Hp in the dream. Not many different attacks but it is one repetitive nightmare for those who wanted more antasma. The guy could well kill you easily in his first turn, most likely from panicking and bumping into all his attacks. Cackletta had to troll you with one Hp. This guy doesn't.

Unless you already mastered the game this guy will own you. Especially if you're under levelled. Trust me that when I fought this guy on normal mode it took a lot of tries.
But in hard mode I learned, got the all the ultimate gear and took this guy out no sweat. Basically, this battle is determined by the 40 hours you spent trying to get the duplex crown.

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12 Bowser X

Not only do you have to get through the 6 X bosses before him in the boss rush to battle him, his attacks are borderline impossible to avoid and he does a TON of damage. - Garythesnail

This guy is a nightmare. First of all, you have 35 turns to beat him AND every other battle ring boss. Second, even if you're a master magic window attacker, it's incredibly hard, since he INHALES your bros. items. His attacks are hard to dodge, plus they do insane amounts of damage! The first time I played this game, it took me 10 TRIES OF PURE AGONY just to beat him! The only reason I won the 10th time is because I Magic Window'd 5,000 of his HP. Even dealing the last 2,000 damage is brutal! How is he not #1?!

How this not in the top 5 at least! cackletta's soul should also be in the top 5 but bowser x should be number one. He has very powerful attacks, over 7000 HP, can steal your special attack items, and you have limited items and turns. Do I need to say anything else to convince you that he should be number.

13 Dark Star Core
14 Bowser Jr (Paper Jam)
15 Giant Bowser (Dream Team)

It was all easy until the star driver and its retarded controls. I was as mad as hell when he was revived, damn you Kamek I'm still trying to get past this abomination, thanks for wasting countless hours of my childhood Nintendo!

16 Bowser Jr. (Dream Team)
17 Blizzard Midbus
18 Cackletta (1st fight)

Her attacks are fast-paced and do tons of damage, and it can catch you by surprise the first time. - Garythesnail

19 Fawful (Superstar Saga) Fawful (Superstar Saga) Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream. V 1 Comment
20 Kamek Duo

These guys are not that bad in the main story, but in the battle ring they are incredibly tough. Both of the kameks attacks deal brutal amounts of damage that can outright KO your bros in one hit! There attacks are already difficult to dogde, especially that chase sequence...

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Top Remixes

1. Cackletta Soul
2. Princess Shroob / Elder Princess Shroob
3. Dreamy Bowser
1. Dreamy Bowser
2. Princess Shroob / Elder Princess Shroob
3. Cackletta Soul



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